Author profile: Hussein Solomon


Professor Hussein Solomon lectures in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Free State, South Africa and is a Senior Research Associate of the Jerusalem-based think-tank Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa (RIMA). His most recent book is Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa: Fighting Insurgency from Al Shabaab, Ansar Dine and Boko Haram (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2015).

Review – Boko Haram

Hussein Solomon • Jan 3 2016 • Features
This well-informed book explains the colonial legacy that shaped Boko Haram's historical rise, what divides North and South Nigeria and Boko Haram's impact on Africa.

Boko Haram, Identity and the Limits of Counter-Terrorism

Hussein Solomon • Nov 3 2013 • Articles
Unless policy makers and academics view movements like Boko Haram as the complex phenomenon that they are there is no hope of defeating the recurrent insurgencies in northern Nigeria.

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